March 18, 2022 — A woman from Los Angeles, California has filed a lawsuit after she was burned when her Instant Pot Pressure Cooker exploded when she opened the lid.
The lawsuit was filed by Rosalina D., a woman who claims that she was burned by an Instant Pot Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker (Model Number IP-DUO60) on or about March 12, 2020.
According to the lawsuit, her injuries occurred “as a result of the pressure cooker’s lid being able to be rotated and opened while the pressure cooker was still under pressure.”
The incident also occurred as a result of the failure of the pressure cooker’s supposed “safety mechanisms,” which were advertised to lock the lid and keep consumers safe while using the pressure cooker.
Instead, she claims that she was able to easily twist open the lid when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the pot, which caused “the scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit and into the surrounding area.”
She claims that Instant Brands “knew or should have known of these defects,” yet nevertheless put profits above public safety by continuing to sell the pressure cookers, failing to warn consumers about the risk, and failing to recall these “dangerously defective pressure cookers.”
The Instant Pot Lawsuit was filed on March 2, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — Case 2:22-cv-01409-DSF-JPR.
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